uniFLOW Online: Canon's Public Cloud Output Management Solution

Simple, Secure, Server-less cloud printing and scanning for business without the need of an onsite server

uniFLOW Online is a secure cloud print and scan management solution for businesses of all sizes to manage their entire environment. The solution aims to improve document security, control budgets and costs and increase employee productivity, while reducing internal IT requirements. It has been designed to meet the needs of businesses that do not want to invest in or manage local servers but still need to control their full printing and scanning process.

How uniFLOW online works
2021 Outstanding Cloud Output Management Solution

In achieving 2021 Outstanding Cloud Output Management Solution, Keypoint Intelligence said of uniFLOW Online: “Canon uniFLOW Online has solidified its position as the leading cloud output management platform, delivering more features—including secure printing, cost tracking, mobile printing, and scan workflows—and better usability than Keypoint Intelligence has seen in most leading online print management packages. The latest version offers Microsoft Universal Print integration and improved scan workflow, security, device and print management, and mobile capabilities.”

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uniFLOW Online provides a single modular system which comprises office printing, document scanning, mobile printing, device management and production printing. This means, there is only one system the business administrator needs to learn and support. All users, groups, rules, security permissions and cost centers are managed centralized. Office and print room printing costs can be shown clearly in one report. Time spent for maintenance and backup is significantly reduced, because all print, scan and device management functions are bundled in one system.

  • Flexible Authentication

    Printers produce the hardcopy printout. uniFLOW Online ensures device security by requiring users to authenticate at the device before being able to access any of the device's features. Different authentication methods e.g., company proximity card, PIN code or even mobile phone allow this process to be simple for the user.

  • Print Confidential Documents Securely

    With uniFLOW Online users are able to print confidential documents securely. Print jobs submitted using the uniFLOW SmartClient or Direct Secure Print stay within the local company network. All print jobs stay in a user’s personal secure print queue until the user authenticates at a device and releases them. With My Print Anywhere, print jobs follow users from device to device, allowing the release of print jobs on any printer within their location. Users can also alter finishing options directly at the device before printing.

  • Print Documents From Cloud Storage Services

    Documents stored in a cloud storage service e.g. Box or Google Drive™ can be accessed after authentication and either be printed or saved to queue for later printing. More than 40 file types can be converted during Print from Cloud e.g. PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX and standard image formats such as JPG and PNG.

  • Secure Document Scanning

    Scanning, as well as protecting business data, has become increasingly important since business requirements have evolved and cloud usage has grown and found its way into daily office life. With uniFLOW Online users can securely scan to either their own email address or a variety of cloud destinations. Secure scan processing, device access control, the encryption of scanned files as well as state of the art cloud security standards; using uniFLOW Online helps protect your data thanks to high security standards that are considered across all features.

  • Send Print Jobs From Anywhere

    Businesses have responded to the fact that mobile devices are commonplace today. Regardless of location, uniFLOW Online allows users to use their smartphones or tablets to print documents securely. More than 40 file types can be converted e.g. PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX and standard image formats such as JPG and PNG. This allows documents to be printed quickly on the go, just in time for the next meeting.

  • Track Scan Print And Copy Costs

    uniFLOW Online allows administrators to track printing, copying, faxing and scanning costs so costs can be allocated correctly to individual users, devices or departments. The uniFLOW Online dashboard displays all relevant information regarding the print, scan and copy environment.

New In Version 2021.1

The 2021 release of uniFLOW Online offers three new features to improve your print and scan management processes: scan to Microsoft Exchange® Online, touchless device operation and in-house fleet management (beta).


Cloud services are rated to become the most disruptive technology in the upcoming years. They affect the way businesses operate and how consumers buy and use products and services. Moving local print and scan management to a fully cloud-based system reduces infrastructure management costs significantly while improving security and increasing productivity in comparison to currently available platforms.

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